If you want to increase the value of your home, a loft conversion is a great idea! As one of the most trustworthy construction companies in London, Powerpillar has consulted experts in the field to breakdown the stages and costs involved in a loft conversion project. Read below to know how much money you need for your loft conversion project.
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A Loft Conversion Cost On Average
For a 7m deep and 5m wide property, a loft conversion will cost £50,000-£80,000, depending on the design and materials to be used. This cost includes a shower room, bedroom, two uPVC windows, and two small skylights. It does not include the price of tiles and sanitary ware.
The Most Expensive and Cheapest Loft Conversions
L-shaped dormers are on the expensive sides. But the most expensive loft conversion style is hip-to-gable.
The mansard loft is less expensive than others. However, the least expensive loft is a single dormer.
How To Choose A Company For Your Loft Conversion Project?
It can be tempting to choose the cheapest quote. However, when companies offer you a cheap quotation, your work will not be their priority as they will focus more on the projects paying them well. Thus, your project will face many delays and low quality materials.
So whenever you are choosing a quote or a company for your loft conversion project, make sure it is one of the best in the market and covers all your essential requirements.
Designing and Planning
For designing and planning your loft conversion project, many companies provide architectural services at an additional cost. However, it is preferable to hire architectural companies for detailed projects. The services of an architect will cost you £1,000 to £1,500 for an average project, while a complex one may cost around £4,500.
You will also have to pay £500 to £700 to the Building Control Department for approval. There will also be the need to choose between Planning Permission and a Certificate of Lawfulness. Planning Permission will cost £200, while Certificate of Lawfulness will cost you around £100. The choice between the both depends on the size of your loft conversion and your council area.
According to some experts, the first stage involves cleaning, waste removal and scaffolding. It is 15-20% of the total costs.
In the second stage, carpentry is involved making up 40-50% of total costs.
In the next two stages, roofing and brickwork are involved. Roofing is 20% of the total costs. A loft roof usually costs £2,000, but the cost of replacing an existing roof is £3,000-5,000.
If the brickwork is required, it will cost around £5,000.
The subsequent four stages each cost 5% of the total cost. Plumbing, plastering, electrics, and second-fix carpentry are included in these stages.
Other than the cost of your loft conversion, you should keep aside £5,000 to £12,000 for the cost of tiles, bathroom suite, carpeting, wooden boards, decorating, etc.
If you need parking permits or portable toilets, it will also cost you extra.
It is generally advisable to set aside some extra cash other than your budget as sometimes an unforeseen cost may arise.
Smoke detectors and fire doors on every landing cost around £1,500 to £2,000, so you should also add this cost while calculating the budget for your loft conversion. You should also put into consideration the VAT if the company you will be working with is VAT registered.
Now you know the loft conversion cost and are ready to start planning your loft conversion project. If you are based in London, you can make your project a success by hiring the services of Powerpillar.
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